A high-ranking military official has commented that Taiwan’s Military Police Special Services Company will be training counter-terrorism troops in the Middle East. Taiwan is one of the only Asian countries capable of maintaining and training special forces troops, as well as provide training to other countries. The Middle Eastern country that will receive the training has not been released. The MPSSC is similar to the U.S. Green Berets and was established in 1978. They have earned international praise for their counter-terrorism efforts and capabilities, as well as their success in protecting high-ranking Taiwan officials.